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#1 LizT

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Posted 11 September 2017 - 09:08 PM

Hello all!  I thought I would see if you were still here - and thank the Lord - you are!  I recognise alot of you from about a decade ago, or perhaps less.

DS is now 13, DD is 10, I'm working, though still part-time, in IT Project Management (what I did before children), I do the school run for 4 boys including DS, and I'm Beaver Scout leader these days, and those things alone are enough to fill my time!  Glad you are still here and still praying.



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Posted 11 September 2017 - 09:37 PM

You sound usefully engaged, my dear! So nice to see you back again. I do hope you will stick around a while, I've recently pulled back from Facebook and am greatly enjoying forum interaction again.
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Posted 11 September 2017 - 09:40 PM

Welcome back!

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Posted 12 September 2017 - 05:46 AM

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#5 LizT

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Posted 12 September 2017 - 06:04 AM

Thank you! Yes, I do always seem to be usefully engaged. Whenever I think I am the end of one community commitment, another is pointed out to me, with a whispered: that is a job for you. I don't know what He's training me up for this time. Years of service and heaven I pray!

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Posted 12 September 2017 - 07:34 AM

How lovely to see you again - I was only thinking about you recently :) :663:


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#7 LizT

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Posted 12 September 2017 - 11:37 AM

Ah that's nice.  Maybe that's why I'm back.  I have been very busy over the past few years, but also less organised, so I'm starting to pray for grace to make use of my time more effectively - that is I intend to pray that, but prayer is also stalling abit....  Good intentions v inherent laziness....!
 

My road to hell is unbaked cakes, unwritten letters, unclaimed expenses ('cos I struggle to do anything directly for my benefit when there is stuff that has to be done for children, either my own or beavers, and though I know it is unfair on hardworking unpaid treasurers I can't seem to kick myself to action) daydreamed hours while the dust in the house settles and poor dh cooks dinner again.  O God, why can't I just behave and get stuff done?

 

Whoops - didn't intend to turn up here whingey and needy.



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Posted 12 September 2017 - 11:43 AM

Hi Liz, welcome back :)  - sounds like we've got a fair bit in common - I've got a 13 year old DS and work in IT too, am an assistant guide leader, and am also prone to daydreaming rather than dusting  :blush:


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Posted 12 September 2017 - 11:49 AM

Hello Liz and welcome back.
I've a 14yo dd now (she was probably about 4 last time you were here!) and a 4yo ds. I was teaching in school but now teach ESOL for a charity. I may have just moved to Birmingham ten years ago. I am still there!

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Posted 12 September 2017 - 11:50 AM

(Just wondering what dusting you speak of is about ........)
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#11 LizT

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Posted 12 September 2017 - 12:10 PM

I really don't know.... I just heard that there might be a way to remove the thick layers of grey stuff on everything, but perhaps it is only a myth....



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Posted 12 September 2017 - 12:33 PM

Hi Liz!  :fing30:

 

I've got 10 kids now!!!


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Mum to : dd1 20yrs ds1 18 yrs dd2 15 yrs ds2 13 yrs dd3 11yrs ds3 9 yrs dd4 7 yrs ds4 5yrs dd5 3 yrs, dd6 1yrs

 

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Posted 12 September 2017 - 02:25 PM

Lovely to see you again, Liz - delighted to see you and your lovely Avatar again!


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#14 LizT

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Posted 12 September 2017 - 03:36 PM

Thanks Barbara, I know you liked the God's hand avatar. I was surprised myself - I used to be better at art I see.

Dipsy's been busy, what a wonderful family! When we met your dd1 was 9. Do you still homeschool?

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Posted 12 September 2017 - 06:49 PM

Yes, I do. The oldest 2 are now working and moved out. 3rd is doing GCSEs at college 1 day a week with other home-edders. Lots of busy!


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#16 LizT

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Posted 12 September 2017 - 07:37 PM

You are amazing, Dipsy. I find it hard enough with 2. Ds was confirmed this year, and dd had her first holy communion last year, they are growing up, I hope in the faith.

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Posted 12 September 2017 - 08:19 PM

Hi Liz! I remember you well. DS is now 14 and DD is 11 and just started secondary school. I went back to work in January, full time

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Posted 12 September 2017 - 09:06 PM

Hi Anne-Marie, yes, I remember your insightful posts. Your children are each a year older than mine. Dd is in y6, and is doing 11+ in 2 weeks :(. Full time is brave, I struggle with 5.5 hrs a day, but know it is a matter of time until I will have to go back ft too.

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Posted 14 September 2017 - 07:26 PM

Hi Liz, I have thought of you so often. It's lovely to have you back and hear you are in better circumstances than before too. Excellent news. Welcome back!
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Posted 15 September 2017 - 05:57 AM

Thank you!  It is certainly good to have a job, 3years 9 months now in a lovely owner managed company, which is growing hugely and has over 100 staff now.  Our boss has four children and each year, as well as the adult New Year party, we have a family day.  So this Sunday we will be lazer questing and segway racing and bouncy castling in the grounds of a large hotel, with icecream, bbq and cream tea!  It is a lovely place to work - everybody has to behave decently - and there's free fruit - and as many free chocolate biscuits as you can eat...:S






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